Everything Is Temporary

by Abbey James

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released August 2, 2019

Recorded by Daniel Correa at This Is Stockton Not LA
Mixed & Mastered by Sound by Determinate Inc
"The Type" Mixed & Mastered by Daniel Gensel
Photography by ConleyW

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Abbey James Stockton, California

Working Class Royalty / VILLAIN¥ / meditate everyday / 2 fingers, 1 love.

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Track Name: Sip My Lemonade II (Produced by Krikit Boi)
It’s been over two years
since i’ve been behind the door at twelve twelve
5150 ones a harm to ones self
fifty two fifty, think you need some more help
fifty pills in me only been here since twelve
family ain’t with me, feel like i’m in hell
and every breath i take is met with an array of thoughts and patterns that scatter like glass when it shatters the mad hatter had her sipping his tea
as i listened to trees & talked back
they were the only ones that heard me
Those that don’t deserve me always desert me
It’s like deja vu
guess i still haven’t paid my dues
try to set em but i break my rules
then i take my tools & start climbing
cuz ain’t nothing but the present
the future only matters once you’ve met it


That’s why i meditate
sipping on my lemonade
focus on today only way for a better day
ay we’ve been led astray
ay there’s a better way
(look inside)
i think it’s time to get away

It’s been about 3 years
since i’ve been behind the door at twelve twelve
this verse was painted with pain that came in the form of estrangement
this ain’t entertainment, its self fulfilling prophecy
propagated by my pessimistic philosophy
ponder poetically packaging premature posturing
possibly, or possibly i created this mess
i deviated from less & insinuated the stress
Got a chip on my shoulder bout to crush it with weights
meditate in the morning, extra food on my plate
Fruit & protein in shakes as i’m getting my gains
I ain’t never hit the gym, but it’s calling my name
Mind & body in sync i’m trying to work towards improvement
I fell apart once, but i won’t get used to it
i got too much music i got too much love
Trying to heal these bruises, i gave too much fucks

That’s why i meditate
sipping on my lemonade
focus on today only way for a better day
ay we’ve been led astray
ay there’s a better way
(look inside)
i think it’s time to get away
Track Name: Woke Up In A Sweat (Produced by Buddha Hentai)
Sleep don’t come easy believe me
When you’re up against the wall like graffiti
My family say they need me
To end it would be greedy
As i stare at the chair beneath me
Extension cord around my neck
All i wanted was respect
my friends are gone my life has changed
the end is near, a life of pain
all i see in the rearview and the road ahead
every thought is toxic, demonic before i go to bed
tear stains on my sheets, i can’t go to sleep
days spent in a daze, weeks feeling hella weak
nothing left to say, never think to speak
bird stuck in a cage, without the will to sing
listen to the wind howl
as i learn to live with out
need to seek with in
but it’s hard when you in doubt

i woke up in a sweat thinking bout all my regrets
how much deeper can it get, i ain’t finishing living yet
i got too much on my plate
& i just ate (ay)
i got too much on my plate
& I just ate (ay)

too many days i spent worried bout the others
never gave myself the credit, always chose to suffer
always chose the gutter, blinded by the muk
now i’m focused on my mission & my eyes are wide as fuck
it’s a long process to process your progress
all is well when you put it into context
but you fail when your concept to complex
to comprehend, i sought within
had the whole world come to me
not to comfort me, to humble me
i found subtlety
while they looking for they money trees
i found a path that led to loving me
yet they still see me as ugly
but i fuck with me
& that’s all i need
if how i move got you mad then just fucking leave
i’ve spent a lifetime doubting who i be
& i ain’t going back, to how it used to be

i woke up in a sweat thinking bout all my regrets
how much deeper can it get, i ain’t finishing living yet
i got too much on my plate
& i just ate (ay)
i got too much on my plate
& I just ate (ay)
Track Name: Even The Pain Featuring Erupt (Produced by Mike Hancho)
Notebooks filling up, like i gotta do my tank
Got a lemon in my cup, been a sinner, been a saint
reliving my past lives is like a past-time
behind the mask i’m constantly chastised
but still i push on with my purpose
perpetuating greatness & i’m grateful with my service
my plate full but i’m nervous, so shameful still i persist
i’m broken, i’m damaged, i’m perfect
cauterize the wound with the flow that is fire
traumatized, consumed by the growth in the mire
hypothesis, assume what you spoke would inspire
monetize your doom as you stoke what expires
I’m in a glass house throwing rocks
time is just a concept but we can’t rely on broken clocks
a peace-maker at war with himself
a walking contradiction found heaven in hell

life is beautiful & there’s no reason for shame
cuz god is in everything, even the pain
we can’t help how we feel, it’s about how we deal
one step at a time, no matter the hill

Erupt
pushing right past the rapture, i am still just a bastard
hands down for the master, still praying for a better after
life has been such a disaster, hail mary like a pastor
different faces like an actor, stay dedicated, i’m a factor
to this lifestyle that i’m living in, do anything for the dividends
making money for them synonyms & them adlibs when i get it in
you, you are just a minute man, i got decades in this rap, man
rap checks & them wrapped vans
back when rappers really rapped, man
i’m from the stack city what you know about it?
stacking paper when i go about it
hustle hard or you can go without it
keep a gameplan & i don’t ever doubt it
california pull the gold up out it
from the golden state, Northern Cali
california pull the gold up out it
from the golden state, Northern Cali
time waits for no man
so i got time to wait for no man
God told me which way to go
but he ain’t telling me the whole plan
i’m just trying to keep my focus
got my eyes open & i’m hoping
even when it’s looking hopeless
yeah, even when it’s looking hopeless

life is beautiful & there’s no reason for shame
cuz god is in everything, even the pain
we can’t help how we feel, it’s about how we deal
one step at a time, no matter the hill
Track Name: So Much More (Produced by Erupt)
somebody told me that i was gonna make it i told em they were right
somebody told me that i was gonna make it i told em they were right
cuz i already did
cuz i already did
cuz i already did
cuz i already did

Another album dropped like another pack flipped
Addicting have you tripping like mama off of the catnip
Everybody want your position like in Dallas where Dak sit
But don’t want to practice
It’s like they flicking with the wrong end of the matchstick
Losing they mind like sipping a bottle of absinthe
On an empty stomach make them wanna vomit
Stars in their eyes as they collide with a comet
The universe is unforgiving
The dead control the living while they switching for an image
& the mentions & a vision in a prison of perception
Lost in the deception
I only speak on what I been thru
Your character is based on what you bend to
Even if you don’t break, you end up misshaped
Mourning on your mistakes

somebody told me that i was gonna make it i told em they were right
somebody told me that i was gonna make it i told em they were right
cuz i already did
cuz i already did
cuz i already did
cuz i already did

I remember waking up on that cot
Shower my only solitude, confined to that spot
Surrounded by lost souls, screaming at the top of their lungs
To a god that left them stranded in the place they were brung
Now I’m waking up in white sheets
Next to a pretty girl that likes me
Meditating on the nightly
At the gym to contend with the demons that wanna fight me
In a matter of three years I’ve let go of pride
Enough to see the beauty inside
To see the shifting of tides
To see what is within me without wishing for signs
Allow the flow to take control as opposed to grasping
Slow my roll & show my soul the image of unmasking
I used to wanna make it til I realized I was here
ideas of ourselves like reflections in the mirror

somebody told me that i was gonna make it i told em they were right
somebody told me that i was gonna make it i told em they were right
cuz i already did
cuz i already did
cuz i already did
cuz i already did
Track Name: I Tried (Produced by D0min0_a_g0_g0)
Goodbye to my old ways
I’m a new man, it’s a new day
i tried to control fate
but i know now that’s it’s ok

this is dedicated to the kids who grew up fatherless
who had their hearts torn out but chose to bottle it
who hid their pain with jokes never could they swallow it
a hard pill life was offering
i know it hurts he’ll never love you how you deserve
but now it’s your job to make it work
you gotta love yourself harder than the rest do
knowing damn well, he’ll never be there for the rescue
but don’t blame him, life is tough
you don’t know his demons, you don’t know what keeps him up
at night you don’t know his fight
you don’t know what’s right
focus on your goals, focus on your light
keep it in your sight & despite all the times you thought it might
change
let it be what it is & find your own way

Goodbye to my old ways
i’m a new man, it’s a new day
i tried to control fate
but i know now that it’s ok
Track Name: Celibate Featuring MackNifi$ent (Produced by King Bora)
i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)
i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)

i be so alone, focused on my provolone
Just enough to get me by living in a mobile home
Trailer trash, trailer treasure, whatever
perpective is a bitch & that bitch is hella clever
i don’t follow trends i’m not a trendsetter
zoom in with your lens, so you can see better
life is what you make it so make it don’t waste it mind vacant while taking up space in the places where basic is glorified

i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)
i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)

The game don’t give a fuck about you
even if the diamonds are real, they’re not the real jewels
be mindful what you grind for, what you make you're time for
be sure which mountain you’re on before you climb more
see who’s at the door before you take in what you sign for
why you gotta buy into the hype for?
why you gotta lie for?
why you living just to die for?
just to buy some corny shit that is an eye sore?

i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)
i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)

It's a fact of life you gotta keep your dough in control
Thats mandatory, but how low will you go for the gold
Pockets full but you broke in the soul
Speaking to you if the shoe fits, cuz you broke in the soles
I lace em up, with free game its the least i can do
I wanna see everybody winning so i reach out to you
Never lose the pursuit of whatever that dream is
Cuz aint no regret worse than faking happiness

i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)
i got hella shit, i got got hella shit
yeah you right but that shit you got irrelevant
whole world artificial intelligence
i don’t fuck with it i’m celibate (ay)
Track Name: The Type (Produced by 4Matik)
met you one day at your job
i was looking like a slob, you were looking like a god
felt your presence when i walked in
when i first heard your voice, i felt my heart soften
i see beauty very often
but it was deeper than looks what you were offering
it was keeping me shook, i was shocked then
you was keeping me hooked, we kept talking

you the type that make me want to change my life let’s get together
i know i might not be where i want to be but i’m making effort
Ride with me tonight we can do what you like, i’m with whatever
give me the green light i might just change your life & make it better

the more we talked the more i seen
i was dealing with a queen, you was telling me your dreams
you were telling me your flaws
i was telling you my thoughts
you would listen & respond
always making hella moves
but you played it hella cool
never would you play the fool
took yourself back to school
& still found time to hit the gym too


you the type that make me want to change my life let’s get together
i know i might not be where i want to be but i’m making effort
Ride with me tonight we can do what you like, i’m with whatever
give me the green light i might just change your life & make it better

a couple months went by
i was reading more books you were looking more fly
both working on ourselves
gave each other encouragement & it helped
not a lot of girls that i met, gain respect
on the level that you have, the bar has been set
& even if we never hook up you
are still one of the ones i’ll always look up to


you the type that make me want to change my life let’s get together
i know i might not be where i want to be but i’m making effort
Ride with me tonight we can do what you like, i’m with whatever
give me the green light i might just change your life & make it better

about a year later & we both doing greater
show ourselves favor & to nobody we cater
don’t wanna be a player, while they playing games like Sega
we just focused on our growth, right now not later
this one right here’s for you
i like how you get down
& we may just be cool
but you still make me proud

you the type that make me want to change my life let’s get together
i know i might not be where i want to be but i’m making effort
Ride with me tonight we can do what you like, i’m with whatever
give me the green light i might just change your life & make it better

this is dedicated to the girls
who make us wanna better our world
Track Name: Body Language (Produced by Tech Supreme)
There’s so much more to language
Than just words
& it’s so beautiful, when it occurs
I don’t know what it is, that you might have heard
About me, but the look in your eyes says that you’re not deterred
At least that’s what i observe
If i’m wrong just let me know, if i’m not then as it were

I want to get to know you
Let’s let our bodies speak
I know i can’t control you
Unless you wanting me
I want to get to know you
Let’s let our bodies speak
I know i can’t control you
Unless you wanting me

So, i just need your consent
All i need is one word
& that’s yes
i just need your consent
All i need is one word
& that’s yes


I want to get to know you
Let’s let our bodies speak
I know i can’t control you
Unless you wanting me
I want to get to know you
Let’s let our bodies speak
I know i can’t control you
Unless you wanting me
Track Name: That Girl (Produced by Nutricula Infinite)
That girl was looking like she wanted me
I told her come & get this love from me
I don't know what it is she want from me
But i know that she's gonna come for me

started one night chilling at a bar
Seen her cross the room staring hella hard
So hard I was getting kinda hard
So I tucked tween my belt loop
Asked how can I help you
She said let me get you a drink
I said cool next rounds on me
Then proceeded to clink
Our glasses she was well above average
So cute that I couldn’t even manage
getting me drunk like she was tryna take advantage
I was with it tho, knew my limits so
Told her this my last one then I sipped it slow
She grabbed my hand & whispered in my ear crystal clear let’s get out of here

That girl was looking like she wanted me
I told her come & get this love from me
I don't know what it is she want from me
But i know that she's gonna come for me

Drove home buzzed she knew what it was
Took the backstreets to avoid the fuzz
mouth like a sailor cute when she cussed
Rubbing my leg & I liked her touch
Pulled into the driveway thru it in park
Stumbled up the steps cuz it was dark
Fumbling my keys trying to get inside
5’1 she was just my type
Said she likes my eyes
Hand up her skirt said I like your thighs
What would you like to try?
Whatever you need baby I’m that guy
Then it was straight to the room
Straight to the point no need to assume
Before I could ask she told me yes
Then she got undressed

That girl was looking like she wanted me
I told her come & get this love from me
I don't know what it is she want from me
But i know that she's gonna come for me

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